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Buss family feud over Lakers appears to end with Jeanie removing brother Jim as a trustee

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The battle between Jeanie Buss and her brothers for control of the Lakers came to an official end Monday, with Buss remaining in charge of the legendary franchise.After a month of legal...
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Final: Lakers collapse in third quarter against Portland, keep hold on NBA's second-worst record

OC Register (By RICH HAMMOND) — LOS ANGELES -- Early in the first quarter, the Staples Center scoreboard flipped the teams’ scores and gave the Lakers a five-point edge over Portland. A valiant attempt, indeed, but not one that...
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Draft lottery could be heads-or-tails situation for Lakers if they tie Suns

OC Register (By RICH HAMMOND) — LOS ANGELES -- What if a coin flip costs the Lakers their prized high first-round draft pick? It’s unlikely, but it’s statistically possible.It’s been fairly well-chronicled that if the Lakers...
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Who will become the next Laker to receive a statue?

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The warm words highlighted their improved relationship and unwavering respect, as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant thanked each other for helping them win three NBA championships together...
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Heisler: From Shaq to Lonzo Ball, Lakers' glorious past to questions about future

OC Register (By MARK HEISLER) — No one does nostalgia like the Lakers and they never did it better than Friday’s ceremony when it seemed like half the Hall of Fame emptied out to see them unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue. Jerry...
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Hoffarth on the media: How Lakers' SportsNet coverage avoids tank mode

OC Register (By TOM HOFFARTH) — Bill Macdonald leaped into rise-and-fire mode.The reliably upbeat Lakers’ play-by-play man for Spectrum SportsNet apparently had seen enough as the team stumbled into halftime against the Clippers...
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U.S. military says it may be responsible for airstrike that allegedly killed 200 Iraqi civilians

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (W.J. Hennigan) — The U.S.-led military coalition fighting to dislodge the Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul said Saturday it may have been responsible for an airstrike that killed more than 200...
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Lakers grow in crunchtime of 130-119 overtime win over Timberwolves

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – On a day the Lakers honored their glorious past, the NCAA Tournament showcased prospects trying to offer promising signs of their future.Both events provided an appropriate...
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Shaquille O'Neal: 'It means a lot' Kobe Bryant spoke at his statue unveiling

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – With wide smiles on their faces, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant sat side by side as if they were long-time friends.They warmly embraced each other once Bryant entered the stage for...
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Lakers honor Shaquille O'Neal with high-flying statue outside Staples Center

OC Register (By BETH HARRIS) — LOS ANGELES – The Lakers honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days outside Staples Center on...
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Shaq's teammates recall practice pranks, trying to defend him

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — His brute force intimidated anyone who tried to defend him, and his pranks left nearly everyone roaring with laughter.A dominant big man and a life-long jokester, Shaquille O’Neal brought those...
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Lakers' Luke Walton strives to keep players focused as season winds down

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – Even when the Lakers’ seasons ended in championship parades, this part of the NBA schedule seemed pointless, too. While the current Lakers (20-51) enter Friday’s game against the...
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Lakers podcast: What does Shaq's statue say about his legacy?

OC Register (STAFF) — It wasn't a departure on the best of terms when Shaquille O'Neal left the Los Angeles franchise after the 2004 NBA Finals. But as they say, time heals all wounds, and O'Neal will be honored by the...
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Shaq has ‘great emotions’ before Lakers unveil statue

OC Register (MARK MEDINA) — The confused look showed on Shaquille O’Neal’s face as he heard the news that further validated his place in Lakers lore.After laughing on set with Jimmy Kimmel on Jan. 28, 2016, ABC’s late-night...
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Lakers' Luke Walton pushing Brandon Ingram to be more of a vocal leader

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – Once the Lakers gathered in the locker room, Coach Luke Walton did not just express his displeasure with his team’s play.He became so disgusted with the Lakers’ 30-point halftime...
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Lakers' Luke Walton wants Jordan Clarkson to find other ways to contribute on poor shooting nights

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – In theory, the latest lineup switch should have invigorated Jordan Clarkson. After all, the third-year guard appears most comfortable whenever he has the ball in his hands.In the...
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Final: Clippers-Lakers

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — LDN-L-CLIPPERSLAKERS-0322 -- Clippers “at” Lakers, 7:30 p.m.Reporter: Bill Oram will handle gamerLength: 14-16”/22-24”Deadline: buzzer/10:45 p.m.Art: Staff (???)Placement: InsideContact the...
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Lakers' Luke Walton doesn't want Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. parked on the arc

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – As Julius Randle fired 3-point shots after recent shootarounds and practices, he heard Lakers associate coach Brian Shaw say a few biting words.“He kept calling me scared,” Randle...
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Can Lakers' D'Angelo Russell follow career night with consistency?

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – Hours had already passed since D’Angelo Russell scored seemingly anytime he took a shot.But just because the Lakers’ loss to Cleveland on Sunday at Staples Center was over, it did not...
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Final: Lakers' career night for D'Angelo Russell not enough in 125-120 loss to Cavaliers

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES >> The shots seemingly fell into the basket anytime D’Angelo Russell released the ball. When he handled the ball, he often hit the intended target to produce positive...
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Blog Articles

Adam Schiff calls on Devin Nunes to remove himself from Russia investigation

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sarah D. Wire) — California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 27, 2017, 4:59 p.m. This is Essential...
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Pomona home where 8-year-old boy was killed was targeted in three other shootings, authorities say

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Corina Knoll) — A day after a suspect was arrested in the fatal drive-by shooting of an 8-year-old Pomona boy, authorities said that the home where Jonah Hwang was killed had been the target of three other...
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Anaheim Ducks have jelled and are clicking at the right time

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Curtis Zupke) — Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa was practically deadpan when he broke down how this season has played out. Asked whether the Ducks’ gradual cohesion was by ideal design, Bieksa channeled his...
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Faraday Future scraps plans for California auto assembly plant

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Russ Mitchell) — Troubled electric car maker Faraday Future continues to slim down its grand plans. The Gardena-based company plans to build a technology-loaded luxury electric sedan called the FF 91. But...
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Blasting federal action on immigration, California's chief justice warns the rule of law is under threat

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Patrick McGreevy) — California politics updates: Senate leader calls effort to cut 'sanctuary city' funding 'blackmail,' Democrats hit Mimi Walters on healthcare vote March 27, 2017, 4:59 p.m. This is Essential...
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Get Eric Sondheimer's latest updates from the field

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams March 27, 2017, 4:41 p.m. Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles...
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John Adams' operatic essence and Stravinsky's inner pagan revealed through pianos and chorus

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mark Swed) — You cannot glimpse, let alone know, what is going on in the head of a paranoid American president without some sense of the voices infecting his imagination. The same is true of terrorists and...
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What we learned this past week in the NHL

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — What we learned from the last week of play in the National Hockey League: They've fallen - can they get up? The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks have been in freefall just when they should...
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After healthcare setback, White House returns to symbolic gestures on hot-button issues

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Michael A. Memoli) — The idea of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions going to the White House to announce the continuation of an Obama administration policy related to immigration would have been unthinkable months ago. But...
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Kings hit the road for critical game against the Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — NEXT UP KINGS AT EDMONTON OILERS When: Tuesday, 6 p.m. PDT. On the air: TV: FSWest. Radio: 790. Update: This will be the teams’ fourth of five meetings. The Oilers hold a 2-1 lead in...
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47 sickened at Christian campground in Yucaipa

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Health officials are investigating what caused 47 people to fall ill at a Christian campground in San Bernardino County. On Saturday night, campers at the Oak Glen Christian Conference...
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Sanctuary city leaders vow to remain firm, despite threats from U.S. attorney general

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Leaders from so-called sanctuary cities across Southern California struck a defiant tone Monday, stating that they would continue to protect people who are in the country illegally despite...
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100 missing women: Drawings at African American museum tell a powerful story of loss

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Christopher Knight) — One hundred drawings by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle of 100 missing African American women simultaneously startle and beguile. Their subject represents the tip of a statistical iceberg of almost...
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Devin Nunes plot thickens as his spokesman concedes he met source for surveillance claim at White House

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David S. Cloud) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), conceded Monday that the source for a dramatic statement he made last week about possible intelligence...
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Southern Californians urged to fix their defective air bags before they 'explode like a grenade'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Russ Mitchell) — Four years after the federal government issued a recall that ultimately expanded to 42 million defective air bags, several hundred thousand Southern Californians have yet to bring in their...
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For babies, breastfeeding is still best, even if it doesn't make them smarter (though it might)

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold There are lots of reasons why doctors encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies. Compared with babies who get formula, babies who are breastfed are less likely to die as a result of...
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Billionaire doctor demands right to buy more shares in fight for control of L.A. Times parent

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (James Rufus Koren) — Patrick Soon-Shiong, the L.A. billionaire battling for control of Los Angeles Times owner Tronc Inc., is pressuring the company’s board to allow him to buy more stock now that Chairman Michael...
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Did Mnuchin cross an ethical line in plugging 'The Lego Batman Movie'? A senator wants to know

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jim Puzzanghera) — Trump attacks conservatives over healthcare debacle, and hints at displeasure with Ryan March 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: After...
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Did Mnuchin cross an ethical line in plugging 'The Lego Batman Movie'? A senator wants to know

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jim Puzzanghera) — A Democratic senator wants to know if Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin committed an ethics violation when he publicly plugged “The Lego Batman Movie,” a film in which he has a financial...
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Storms of color wash through Mary Weatherford's latest work

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Christopher Knight) — Thirteen new Color Field paintings by Mary Weatherford include several that are the largest she has made. Nuanced and self-assured, they show her working in top form. At just under 10 feet by...
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